Toogs DZ e-News #401 (23-29 September 2019)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Kieran Hebron – Certificate A
Ryan Newis – Certificate A
Tayia Merrett – Certificate B
Robin Spedding – AFF Instructor Rating
Johnny Hamilton – AFF Instructor Rating
Oli Morris – AFF Instructor Rating
Smithy – Foot Angle
Flossy – 1st Leading Headup Angle

Monday 23rd September – A slowish start to the skydiving week. Today we had Luke Tomkins and Alexis Aberdeen who completed a Tandem jump with instructors Darren and Sara. Justin Price and Cooper McClymount  returned and did some fun jumps.

Luke’s tandem – Photo Sara
Alexis’s jump – Photo Doyley

Tuesday 24th – Colin Gaudry dropped by for a Tandem with Adrian. The AFF instructor course was in full swing with Robin, Oli and Johnny all doing their practical lessons today.

Colin tandem exit
Colin tandem freefall – Photos by Adrian
Eddie AFF Stage 7 with Robin – Photo Marge

Wednesday 25th – Maria Rau come out to do a refresher after  a 7year gap – welcome back. The new AFF instructors powered thru their AFF training. The local crew kept the plane full today. Nothing happened on Thursday.

Maria refresher jump 1
Maria refresher jump 2 – Photos by Sara
Gladys AFF Stage 7 – Photo Irish

Thursday 26th  – nothing happened.

Friday 27thBenjamin Hoiberg came out for a Tandem with Darren. Chris Tennie did B-Rel 1 with Darren. It was a great day, lots of fun jumpers here. Only 5 loads for today, but they were fun loads.

Chris B-Rel 1
Chris B-Rel 2 – Photos by Doyley

Saturday 28th  – A beautiful start to the morning. We got a few loads in before the afternoon storms hit. The DZ is now looking very green. Chris was back in the air working towards B-Rel 3 with Darren. Brandon completed a refresher jump with Adrian.

Chris B-Rel 3
Brandon refresher – Photos by Adrian

Sunday 29th – It was another great day. There were a few  tandems today were Ben Sippel, Judy Groom, Michael Groom, Jason Schmidt, Abigail Schultz.  New students Brad Fitzwater and Clinton Howard did Stage 1 of their AFF Courses, Jarrod Potter did Stages 6, 7 & 8 and Adam Young did a Refresher. Then we did a NIGHT Tandem load, straight after sunset. It was fantastic. Josh Gray and Jade Butterworth were the culprits! 12 funtastic loads flew today.

Ben’s tandem
Michael Tan sun Sara
Congratulations to Judi & Michael for their second Tandem with us! Photo by Karen
Jason tandem exit
Jason tandem freefall
Scotty chasing Jason’s tandem – Photos by Adrian
Brad TAFF 1
Clinton TAFF 1 – Photos by Andy
Burke, Georgi caterpillar
Burke, Georgi caterpillar track – Photos by JohnH
David B-Rel 5 with help of Q
Jarrod AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Adrian
Jarrod AFF Stage 7 with Jesse backloop
Jarrod AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Jesse

Two night visitors for night jumps – Photos by Ali
Josh and Andy night tandem
Josh, Andy, Sara, Ty, Jade and Oli night jump
Sara and Jade night tandem
Jade and Josh
Charmaine, Jade and Josh – Photos by Ellen

See ya!

Macca and the DZ Team.

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Alexis Aberdeen – The smell of the air up there OMG 🙂

Luke Tomkins – Madness, woo hoo 🙂

Colin Gaudry – Adrian was fantastic 🙂  … I would like thank everyone for making My Birthday so special.  The jump was incredible and great fun.  Thanks.

Ben Hoiberg – Many thanks Darren, unforgettable ♥

Michael & Judy Groom – Our second time – just amazing!  Thank you to all & the people who work here.

Jason Schuig – Took my daughter my second time. Both Sara & Adrian done very good job.

Abigail Schultz – Definitely the best experience of my life.

Jade Butterworth – Such a great team!  Night jump was such a rad time! 🙂

Josh Gray – Outstanding!  What a crew!!! 🙂

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